Born: 1914, Ipswich.

Died: 27th October 1944; age: 30; in captivity – PoW.

Residence: The Bell Inn, Middleton, Suffolk.


Captured by the Japanese – 8th March 1942.


Rank: Aircraftman Second Class; Service Number: 1208580.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.


Grave Reference:


Ambon War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Stephen & Lily Chaplin; husband of Winifred Rose Chaplin, of Theberton, Suffolk.


Father: Stephen Chaplin, born 1878, Foleshill, Warwickshire.

Mother: Lily May Norton, born August 1889, Ipswich.


In 1937, Blyth, Suffolk, Stephen married, Winifred Rose Lewis, born 1908, Blything, Suffolk.


Stephen is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.

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